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  1. Another suggestion, Siobhan Byrne is extremely...

    Another suggestion, Siobhan Byrne is extremely talented and also one of the nicest people you could meet. She has a great eye for both horse and rider and is very good at helping people with a...
  2. Yeah, don't operate! You'll regret that scar. But...

    Yeah, don't operate! You'll regret that scar. But I feel your pain...had horrible cystic chin acne with the Mirena. OB said that that "was not a side effect they see a lot". I got it out and got my...
  3. Thanks - I don't FEEL young but the perspective...

    Thanks - I don't FEEL young but the perspective helps! All of you guys have been so helpful and have given me much to consider. It is cool that although you are presumably all horse people, you are...
  4. Not Debbie Downer at all...I really appreciate...

    Not Debbie Downer at all...I really appreciate the input. I don't want to get myself into a situation I regret and it sounds like large animal vet med is probably not the way to go. Right now I'm...
  5. I'm almost 37 (yikes, when did that happen!)...

    I'm almost 37 (yikes, when did that happen!) Until this year Virginia did not have CE requirements so I have done zilch on continuing ed. To renew my license next year I'll need to do 60 hours CE or...
  6. These are good thoughts. However, I don't...

    These are good thoughts. However, I don't actually have that much experience as a nurse. I never worked on a floor other than as a student extern and have only been in the pediatric setting. If I...
  7. Thanks for these replies. Yes, I am aware of the...

    Thanks for these replies. Yes, I am aware of the nursing shortage but also know that nurses with current experience are in demand, not necessarily me. I would definitely have to do some more...
  8. Need some career advice from RN's or LVT's...at a crossroads after kids.

    Like the title says, I'm at a crossroads in my life where I need to make some choices about returning to or restarting a career. A little background: I am an RN - graduated from nursing school in...
  9. My mare is not that little (15.2) but definitely...

    My mare is not that little (15.2) but definitely an unusual combo, a Saddlebred/Trakehner cross! She is semi retired now due to me being really busy and low on funds with a young family, but she got...
  10. Thanks everyone for all the good advice and...

    Thanks everyone for all the good advice and opinions. He is doing better and has met some more safe people with better reactions. I got in touch with the breeder after all and got more information...
  11. The breeder had 6 homeschooled kids ranging from...

    The breeder had 6 homeschooled kids ranging from ages 3-17 so the puppy got a lot of socialization with them. I let her know about the vet visit problem and she thought maybe he was just overwhelmed...
  12. New puppy afraid of strangers - how to help?

    My beloved 15 1/2 year old lab passed away recently and I had to do something about the hole in my heart. So we have a new pup, 8 week chocolate lab male. He has been a doll around the house -...
  13. Thanks for the replies. Looks like timothy...

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like timothy pellets or bp are my best options. Hopefully she'll go for one or the other. Flash44, thanks for the thoughts on soy. I think that's probably one of the...
  14. Ideas for getting supplements in IR horse with no concentrates?

    I have an IR horse that had a mild bout of laminitis last week. She has been pulled off grass and is on several meds as well as therapeutic shoeing and is movement restricted for 2 weeks. She is...
  15. I totally agree that it's harder to feed the...

    I totally agree that it's harder to feed the picky easy keeper! I told my farrier the other day that it would be so much easier to feed a big skinny TB, and he thought I was nuts but I think it's...
  16. Feeding an easy keeper performance horse?

    My mare is a super easy keeping WBx who will be 17 this year but is still going strong, shows at 3rd/4th level dressage and schooling some PSG. I ride about 5 days a week, pretty hard work, and keep...
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    Where to find a mini cart?

    Posted this in my other thread but thought it might get more replies in a separate place. We are getting a trained driving mini with no cart so need to find a safe cart and harness. She's 35". I...
  18. Driving teacher in Northern VA (Loudoun) who will travel?

    We just acquired a darling mini mare who is trained to drive to keep another mini company. I'm an experienced rider and horse person, but have no experience driving. I'm looking for someone who...
  19. Sent you a PM. :)

    Sent you a PM. :)
  20. Mini mare and foal in Loudoun, VA

    Posting this for my mom who is looking for a home for these little ladies. 1999 registered mini mare (has papers) and her 3 month old filly. Filly eligible for registration too, by a papered mini...
  21. Siobhan Byrne is wonderful. She is a totally down...

    Siobhan Byrne is wonderful. She is a totally down to earth and honest person plus super talented teacher and rider. She is also very positive and encouraging without letting you or the horse slack...
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    Thanks, guys! So does it sound like heel lifts...

    Thanks, guys! So does it sound like heel lifts are all that's needed? I was wondering if the ankle might need to be taken in or something, but don't even know if they could do that without changing...
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    Heel slipping in dress boots?

    I got a pair of custom dress boots done by Vogel last year that I mostly love. I did not get zippers because I have small feet and no issue getting them on - figured one less thing to break! I have...
  24. How to stop punching through footing to base?

    I recently did a footing overhaul in my outdoor arena and replaced all of what I had with what was recommended by USDF's Underfoot book, about 2 inches of washed C33 sand over a hard rolled bluestone...
  25. I think I did not make myself clear. He did not...

    I think I did not make myself clear. He did not add bluestone into the sand as some substitute for a good base. The base is 6" of compacted bluestone; he added loose bluestone into the existing top...
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